Daniel Ha is the CEO and cofounder of Disqus. Disqus is a blog comment hosting service for online communities and websites that uses a networked platform. The company’s platform includes various features, such as social integration, social networking, user profiles, spam and moderation tools, analytics, email notifications, and mobile commenting.
Daniel studied computer science engineering at UC Davis and interned at big companies before deciding to drop out of school to pursue the startup world. Disqus is the web’s discussion network, reaching more than 700 million unique visitors every month and spanning nearly any topic or type of community imaginable. Disqus is funded by Y Combinator, Union Square Ventures, North Bridge Venture Partners, as well as many great angel investors.
Sean is a Johns Hopkins and Columbia-University-trained biomedical engineer and nutrition-focused social entrepreneur who co-founded HUMAN (Helping Unite Mankind And Nutrition) in 2008 to make healthy food more convenient than junk food. HUMAN is an award-winning socially-responsible franchisor of healthy vending machine businesses, healthy micro markets and healthy snack delivery services with hundreds of franchisees and thousands of machines and markets. HUMAN is ranked by Inc. Magazine as the 168th Fastest-Growing Company in America, by Entrepreneur as a “Top 100 Brilliant Company” and by Forbes as one of “America’s Most Promising Companies.” The company also has its own charitable arm, HUMAN Everywhere, with the mission to teach social entrepreneurship to students in underserved communities.
Tina Wells is the CEO and founder of Buzz Marketing Group, which creates marketing strategies for clients within the beauty, entertainment, fashion, financial, and lifestyle sectors. She has authored the youth marketing handbook Chasing Youth Culture And Getting It Right and the best-selling tween series Mackenzie Blue.
In addition to serving on the Young Entrepreneur Council, the United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council, and The Franklin Institute’s board of directors, Tina is also the current Academic Director of Wharton’s Leadership in the Business World program. Tina’s long list of honors include Essence’s 40 Under 40, Billboard’s 30 Under 30, Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, and Inc’s 30 Under 30.
Sarah Schupp is the CEO and founder of UniversityParent.com, the number one site for college parents to find everything they need to help their student succeed. Schupp has been named one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30, BusinessWeek’s top 25 Entrepreneurs under 25, one of 10 finalists for the 2010 Alister & Paine Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and one of the Denver Business Journal’s 40 Women Under 40.
Schupp founded UniversityParent.com because of her experience at the University of Colorado. At CU, Schupp served as the Senior Class President and won the Undergraduate Business Plan Competition. She was also a member of the nationally recognized leadership development program, the President’s Leadership Class.
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